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Meet The Team - Rebecca Turner

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Get to know Rebecca Turner. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Rebecca in numbers and see how her Olympic rivals compare, and much more.

Rebecca Turner

D.O.B.

01.08.1992

Born

Rotherham

Height

5ft 7in

Training base

City of Sheffield

Coach

Russ Barber

Olympic History

Debut

In Action

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on 28 July
200m Freestyle on 30 July
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on 1 August

Did you know?

  • Rebecca says she loves travelling the world through swimming and admits she may take time out to travel more after she's finished with the sport.
  • After a difficult 2010 season, her coach at City of Sheffield, Russ Barber, convinced her to stick with the sport and the decision paid dividends as she improved rapidly over the next two seasons to reach the Olympics!
  • Her boyfriend understands the sacrifices it takes to be a top level sportsman - he is an athlete, specialising in decathlon.

Rebecca's Career

Rebecca has made consistent progress over the past four seasons to become one of Great Britain's top freestyle swimmers. She enjoyed a consistent junior career, winning 4x200m Freestyle Relay gold at the 2007 and 2008 European Juniors as well as silver in the same event at the 2008 World Youth Championships. She gradually made the difficult transition to senior swimming, winning her first British Champs medal with 100m Freestyle bronze in 2011. She enjoyed her best senior major championship to date at the end of 2011, finishing an agonising fourth in the 200m Freestyle at the European Short Course Champs. Rebecca announced herself as a serious individual contender at the 2012 British Champs as she won her first gold - qualifying an individual Olympic spot - in the 200m Freestyle and defended her bronze in the 100m Free.

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